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Sugar Challenge, WOO HOO for Chores, and Gratitude!
Sunday, January 28, 2018      4 comments

I completed the sugar challenge and this time it was really much easier for me. I over-indulged during the holidays, and I needed the challenge to BREAK the sweet tooth habit. Message to self: Eat this! ... Read more
Yay! Great day Skiing!
Friday, January 26, 2018      7 comments

Yay! Our mountains FINALLY have enough snow for skiing! Pat, Jeanni and I went cross country skiing. They are faster skiers who ski farther than me, but I LOVED skiing today! And they are good friends; we enjoy each other's company. Tangen... Read more
Cross-country Ski Vacation in Methow Valley
Monday, January 22, 2018      9 comments

I spent a great week in Washington at Methow Valley, with our local Nordic club. I really enjoyed skiing! The area is so beautiful. This is me on the trail, with all my ski gear on. ... Read more
Oh, Deer! And a new trail!
Saturday, January 13, 2018      9 comments

The deer are even more bold than usual (or just hungrier). About 10 of them this morning, but these two were REALLY close! ... Read more
Ripped Off :( (then catching a break)
Friday, January 12, 2018      11 comments

Early this week, my car needed an oil change. The dealer was too busy, so I took it to a drive through oil change place. There they replaced the air filter and rear differential fluid, along with the oil. Then I noticed (while sweeping the ... Read more
Adventures Hiking!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      10 comments

I enjoyed a longer hike than usual with my friend Martina and six dogs. It was a beautiful day, and the hike was great. At least, it was great until we got LOST. Here are some photos of the beautiful part of the hike. Me above the Deschutes... Read more
Visitors, mom's items, hidden sugar
Friday, January 05, 2018      6 comments

Some of you know that I decided to fence my yard, because this past summer I had four incursions of unwanted visitors (nosy neighbor twice, and two total strangers wandering through). So when I caught a reflection in the window of someone runni... Read more
2018 Goals!
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      12 comments

Last few months of 2017 were very challenging for me in terms of health, and my fitness journey was NOT a smooth ride. I am making plans for 2018 with anticipation! I will set short term goals, and long term goals! Plus short term actions, and l... Read more
Holiday Visit to California! (Museums, hikes, family, friends!)
Monday, January 01, 2018      10 comments

I spent a wonderful Christmas holiday in California, with family and old friends. Highlights for me were spending time with my sisters, visiting great museums, and hiking! I had great weather for my drive. We don't have much snow. Mt Shasta... Read more
Hiking and Christmas!
Friday, December 22, 2017      9 comments

Merry Christmas, everyone! I will be heading to California for the holidays, to spend Christmas with my sister and her family in Oakland. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! And my hopes and prayers for you to have a happy holiday and a rela... Read more
Twice More Up the Butte!
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      8 comments

Linda and I have hike up Pilot Butte twice! We are very thrilled that we are able to hike it again (both of us had health set-backs this past year), and it is a very good training hike. ... Read more
Thanksgiving with Family in Arizona
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      6 comments

Very nice Thanksgiving holiday in Arizona with my brother Geoff and SIL Mary (plus my sister Mindy from Houston)! The weather was very warm, mid 80s during the day (about 30 Celsius), and I LOVED seeing flowers blooming, and beautiful cacti and ... Read more
Being Thankful!
Monday, November 20, 2017      6 comments

Over the past weekend, I dealt with some minor frustrations. I found the perfect Christmas gifts at a holiday crafts fair; and I promptly dropped (and broke) the most expensive item as I was getting out of the car trying to juggle too many packa... Read more
WOO HOO! Hiking Goal Met!
Saturday, November 18, 2017      7 comments

I'm thrilled that Linda and I made it to the top of Pilot Butte today! Here we are very happy to be at the top! (sorry I'm not too good at taking selfies. But at least you can tell we are happy! ... Read more
Slower Eating. And Larch Trees!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      11 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about slowing down the pace of eating; consciously slowing our tendency to inhale large quantities, and enjoying and savoring the tastes of healthy foods. I have had a LOT of practice at slow eating for the past 5 w... Read more

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